Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions are held at RIPE Meetings to start an informal discussion on a topic of shared interest among RIPE Meeting attendees. If a BoF attracts sufficient interest, it might become a RIPE Task Force or Working Group.

Tuesday, 12 May 18:00 - 19:00


The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)
RACI aims to increase ties between the RIPE community and the academic/research sector. The RIPE NCC selected seven academics to attend the RIPE 70 Meeting and present their Internet-related research to, and receive feedback from, the community. At this session, those academics who have not presented in the main RIPE Meeting program will present and discuss their research.

Where: Main room
  • Augmented SEND: Aligning Security, Privacy, and Usability
    Ahmad Alsadeh
  • Secrecy vs. openness - Internet security communities and the open source production model
    Andreas Schmidt
  • COMIQUAL: Collaborative Measurement of Internet Quality in Lebanon
    Marc Ibrahim
  • On the Diversity of Interdomain Routing in Africa
    Roderick Fanou

Tuesday, 12 May 18:00 - 19:00

Cross-registry Authentication for IRR Data
Job Snijders, NTT Communications

The RIPE community recently expressed a desire for some form of cross-registry authentication. Benefits would be that an organisation could use its maintainer objects from one registry to authorise changes in another registry. Another benefit would be that a large amount of semi-superfluous objects could be cleaned-up if the global RIR/IRR system becomes more seamless from and end-user perspective. In this BoF, three possible directions are presented and discussed, with an open-mic segment at the end to solicit ideas and feedback.

Target audience: RIR representatives, independent IRR operators, Routing Working Group participants, RIPE Database Working Group participants and anyone else interested.

Where: Side room